Stephen King’s The Stand finally has a premiere date! The miniseries adaptation of a post-apocalyptic world ruined by a super plague amidst a war between good and evil.
“During the two years we spent making THE STAND, we all felt the responsibility of adapting what may be the most beloved work of one of the world’s most beloved storytellers, but none of us could have imagined that Stephen King’s 40-year-old masterpiece about a global pandemic would come to be so eerily relevant,” said Cavell in a press release. “We’re honored to tell this sprawling, epic story, including a new coda that Stephen King has wanted to add for decades. We’re so proud of this show and its attempt to find meaning and hope in the most uncertain of times. We can’t wait to share it with the world.”
The nine episode miniseries stars Whoopi Goldberg (The View), Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood), James Marsden (Westworld), Jovan Adepo (Watchmen), Amber Heard (Aquaman), Katherine McNamara (Arrow), Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black), Daniel Sunjata (Manifest) and Odessa Young (High Life).
Whoopi Goldberg portrays Mother Abigail while Alexander Skarsgard plays villainous Randall Flagg. Those who survive the plague must choose sides.
In September of 2019 Goldberg appeared for her day job at The View with white dreadlocks and told viewers that it was for her character in The Stand.
“The woman I’m playing is over 100,” Goldberg said, telling the audience Mother Abagail is a prophet from Nebraska who sees visions from God.
Vanity Fair posted a photo of Whoopi from The Stand earlier this summer.
Are you excited for Stephen King’s miniseries to premiere on December 17?